Reading Legacies, a program in which active-duty military record themselves reading a book to a child, has partnered with Coronado Public Library to present Storybook Legacies, a similar program for civilians. Storybook Legacies will take place every third Wednesday of the month beginning July 20.
Storybook Legacies allows participants to make a lasting memory and connect with a special child in their lives. Ideal participants include grandparents living far from grandchildren, as well as other adult family members. This is a unique opportunity for them to create intergenerational connections through the magic of reading.
Trained volunteers will record each participant reading a children’s book aloud on video for a child who is special to them. The volunteers will help prepare each participant for their video, ensuring they feel comfortable and confident. Once the video footage is finalized, participants will be sent a secure YouTube link that they can share with their special young person.
About a week before each Storybook Legacies date, each participant will receive a how-to flyer, a link to an informational video, and a list of recommended books (although any book is fine) and other information from Reading Legacies.
Storybook Legacies is a program of Reading Legacies, founded by Betty J. Mohlenbrock, Founder and CEO (retired) of United Through Reading, a similar program for military families, and the program is managed by Jennifer Alvord. Storybook Legacies has a Story Corner in Liberty Station and the Coronado Public Library is excited to be its second location.
Storybook Legacies will be at the Library the third Wednesday of each month from noon-4 p.m. in the Digital Media Lab and can film five readers during that timeframe. Each person who registers gets a 45-minute time-slot. To register, please visit cplevents.org and click the listing for Storybook Legacies on July 20. There will be a link there to register directly with Reading Legacies. If all slots are full, proceed to the next month’s entry (third Wednesday of the month) in the Library’s calendar. Alternatively, you may register by contacting Ivy Weston at the Coronado Public Library, firstname.lastname@example.org or 619-522-2482.
VOL. 112, NO. 27 - July 6, 2022